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Today's News

  • General Sessions Court

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    Susannah M. Morgan, possession legend drug without prescription Dec. 24. Dismissed Jan. 24, cost to state.

    Johnny R. Caughorn, failure to appear Sept. 20. Guilty as charged Jan. 24, convicted.

    Marvon A. Brooms, financial responsibility, failure to yield and miscellaneous traffic violation Sept. 4. Bound over Jan. 24.

  • The Garden Gate: Beauty of iris worthy of a goddess

    By Ellen Probert Williamson

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of May 4

    25 Years Ago
    Due to the passage of the Road Improvement Program, Roane County expected to receive a little more than $228,000 in additional funds for its highway maintenance budget. The additional funds result from a provision in the state bill which calls for 1 cent of the 4-cent gas tax increase to go directly to local governments.

    10 Years Ago

  • 4 generations of Moore’s family help celebrate 100th birthday

    Frankie Lovella Wise Moore recently celebrated her 100th birthday with more than 40 relatives and friends at Wood
    Village Home, Sweetwater.

    Celebrating the occasion with her are four generations of her family, including, front from left, great-grandsons Ryan Bailey and Marvin "Tony" Bailey; and back row, son-in-law Kenneth Melton, daughter Hazel Moore Melton, granddaughter Juanita Melton Bailey and grandson-in-law Marvin Bailey.

  • Byrd-Garner

    Del and Debra Byrd of Knoxville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Byrd, to Matthew Garner.

    He is the son of Bobby and Susan Garner of Kingston.

    The ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. June 19 on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

    A July reception is planned in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Byrd of Knoxville and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Chilcoat of Knoxville.

  • Couch-Chapman

    Crystal E. Couch and Robert W. Couch, both of Rockwood, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miranda LaShelle Couch, to Jonathan Harry Chapman.

    He is the son of Sonny and Lorrie Chapman of Montrose, Mich.

    The ceremony will be on June 18 at Cornerstone Church, Knoxville.

  • White-Horton

    Dan and Diane White of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica White of Kingston, to Daniel Horton of Knoxville.

    He is the son of Marc and Esther Horton of Maryville.

    The ceremony will be on May 14 at Crescent Bend, Knoxville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Robert and Beverly Scofield.

  • Barding-Robinson

    Keith and Richelle Barding of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Barding, to Seth Robinson.

    He is the son of Shannon and Martha Robinson of Midtown.

    The ceremony will be on May 21 in Heritage Fellowship Church, Oak Ridge.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of L.K. and Martha Barding of Kingston and Richard and Jean DeBell of Florence, Ky.

    The prospective groom’s grandparents are Henry and LuluBelle Robinson and Rose Green, all of Midtown, and the late Bruce Green.

  • Mr & Mrs. Phillips 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Phillips celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 4 with family and friends at their home in Wartburg.

    Phillips and the former Gladys Ann Byrge were married on April 7, 1961, in Jacksboro.

    The couple has three children, Roger, Keith and
    Terry.

    There are six grandchildren, Nehemiah, Brandon, Audrey Rose, Acie, Corey and Logan; and a great-granddaughter, Kennedy.

  • DOE to test sirens Wednesday

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s public warning siren system will be tested today, May 4, in areas surrounding the department’s Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The sirens will be tested between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. People in these areas during the test will hear a siren for 3-5 minutes.